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  1. Where the pole is is where the anchor ripped out....

    Where the pole is is where the anchor ripped out. Is the new angle ok? I mean, it held of course. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190716/8bad6d7034ed3e383e10ef3635cd7cb3.jpg

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  2. I have now experienced what you recorded for...

    I have now experienced what you recorded for YouTube. It was quite exciting! [emoji38]

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  3. Oh yes, orange screw launched like a trebuchet...

    Oh yes, orange screw launched like a trebuchet and the tarp stakes on the foot end were like missiles! [emoji16][emoji38]

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  4. We got our three stands set up in the yard and my...

    We got our three stands set up in the yard and my wife and daughter got in their and I got in mine and WHAM-O!!! TACO MONDAY! [emoji38] I think worst I did wrong is set the foot end tether at a...
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    We have a 40 synthetic UQ for our guest hammock....

    We have a 40 synthetic UQ for our guest hammock. No need for anything colder or down really. I think I paid around $100 for it from Walhalla Hammocks. I need another one as we have two guest...
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    The other thread is called Easy, no splice soft...

    The other thread is called Easy, no splice soft shackle.

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    About half way through he shows the different...

    About half way through he shows the different mods to make it more secure if needed. https://youtu.be/pV335095AcQ


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    I just realized there was a whole thread on this...

    I just realized there was a whole thread on this already. Doh!! I would have posted there instead. I'm just playing around with easier ways to set up our Tensa stands for our trip soon. Next week is...
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    Quick soft shackles MyersTech style

    Playing around with MyersTech's quick shackles. It's just a double overhand knot and I use the noose knot mod for security. I'll be hanging this week and am going to use them to make Tensa setup...
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    MyersTech sent me some improved shackles that...

    MyersTech sent me some improved shackles that work with the buckles and I'm also making some of his Easy Shackles as well. Great stuff and his videos are easy to follow!

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    Brandon mentioned to me that larksheading CL'S to...

    Brandon mentioned to me that larksheading CL'S to the buckles might not work. I'll have to test it out when I get the buckles. I got some from MyersTech actually. Should be here any day.

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    Also, thank you for reminding me that we have at...

    Also, thank you for reminding me that we have at least six short WB tree straps here extra that I can use for this!

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    Awesome thanks! I wonder if he would just sell...

    Awesome thanks! I wonder if he would just sell the buckles? My plan was to larkshead the CL's onto those buckles. I don't want to have to tear apart our Blackbirds yet again! [emoji38]

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    Where can I get these buckles?

    Ok, so these buckles were on a myerstech post and I think they are what I want to connect our CLs to 2' straps to our Tensa4 stands to make setup easy on our vacation. Anyone know where to get them...
  15. Looking forward to some kayak adventures here in...

    Looking forward to some kayak adventures here in Maine as well!!

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  16. When you decide you need to go colder, get a...

    When you decide you need to go colder, get a Wooki UQ in the needed rating. They are amazing and designed to work perfect with the WBBB!

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  17. I second the tablecloth hammock deal. I think I...

    I second the tablecloth hammock deal. I think I ordered the 60x120 krinkle taffeta table cloths. Super easy. My daughter's survived a month at Girl Scout camp doing the Junior Maine Guide program,...
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    Awesome! I need to order more bar Tensioners for...

    Awesome! I need to order more bar Tensioners for our dedicated 11' tarps for the Tensa stands we have. I really like those. Super handy and fast. I use them with GloWire. Ridgeline tieouts are Lawson...
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    Yup, that's a big mountain for sure! Middle of...

    Yup, that's a big mountain for sure! Middle of May and still snow aplenty. Even down where we were it was cold at night and weather was all over the place this weekend!

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    A view of Katahdin...

    Spent the weekend volunteering at the Girl Scout camp up at the entrance to Baxter State Park. It's the most beautiful summer camp location on the planet I think! We had our three hammocks, our guest...
  22. I usually use Lawson Bar Tensioners and all I do...

    I usually use Lawson Bar Tensioners and all I do is tie a quick knot in the line to shorten things up. Or I'm using tautline hitches which work good too.

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  23. Ours are always 8'. That's usually too long but...

    Ours are always 8'. That's usually too long but great with porch mode.

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  24. Where do you hang yours? On a couple saplings or...

    Where do you hang yours? On a couple saplings or in your hammock or??


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  25. Just checked and those poles are $16.86 with free...

    Just checked and those poles are $16.86 with free shipping over $50. We have three Tensa stands for a trip, but if we didn't need the short length I would so try this version! Maybe I'll make one for...
  26. I just got on the forum and read this and was...

    I just got on the forum and read this and was like, she had prussiks on her tarp, what is she talking about??? [emoji23] Then I realized this predated the hang!

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  27. I have one of those too that I got for Christmas...

    I have one of those too that I got for Christmas a couple years back. It's in my gear box but I really should use it. I considered hanging it in the back seat of my truck too to hang gear from....
  28. Has anyone mentioned Lawson Bar tensioners? I use...

    Has anyone mentioned Lawson Bar tensioners? I use them with 2mm GloWire. They might work with 1.2mm as well. If someone sends me some 1.2mm I'll try them.

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  29. Yup. I upgraded to the webbing but I still like...

    Yup. I upgraded to the webbing but I still like to have the UCR's in my kit.

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    The close up of Harvey shows where he got frisky...

    The close up of Harvey shows where he got frisky with CountryRoads. North Face pants melt FAST by the...
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    Maine Cast Iron Hang 2019

    A big thank you to Rick (ATtroll) and Margaret for hosting this hang again! What a wonderful property and area to have a hang. We braved the weather Friday night holed up in a woodstove heated garage...
  32. Harvey will miss you. By the next hang though we...

    Harvey will miss you. By the next hang though we should have the full 14" diameter steel cook top done though. Take care and get well all!

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  33. What was the address you gave last year on Rocky...

    What was the address you gave last year on Rocky Knoll Rd? It was close I remember. I probably have it in my GPS but haven't looked yet.



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  34. Congrats on the big move! Hopefully it will allow...

    Congrats on the big move! Hopefully it will allow you to hang more. We shall miss you.

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  35. I'm not sure what time I'll arrive yet Friday...

    I'm not sure what time I'll arrive yet Friday afternoon/evening. Funeral in MA to attend at noon Friday. Saturday morning I will be leaving at 9am to run home to give the diabetic cat his injection....
  36. 10-4! Picking it up at my friend's this...

    10-4! Picking it up at my friend's this afternoon. He accomplished some of the mods I believe but we still need to replace the top with a solid piece of 1/2" steel. I'll get that ASAP.

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  37. We refer to the "attic" as the coffin, if you are...

    We refer to the "attic" as the coffin, if you are referring to the box on top. Regardless, you can fit a couple corpses in either. [emoji23][emoji1787] We got the Prius packed pretty good last year...
  38. Two in a Prius overnight plus all your gear. That...

    Two in a Prius overnight plus all your gear. That should be cozy. [emoji23]

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  39. I'm in. I'm bringing a pop-up shelter with walls...

    I'm in. I'm bringing a pop-up shelter with walls at least for cooking or whatever we need it for. Hoping they get the weather wrong again though.

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  40. She's going to Machias to check out the college...

    She's going to Machias to check out the college there with Sammy, but not a bad idea to bring her to a hang!

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  41. Perfect!!! [emoji23] Ironically though, my mom...

    Perfect!!! [emoji23] Ironically though, my mom wants to try out a hammock big time!!!! 77 yrs old and she won't shut up about it.

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  42. Thank you to whoever donated the tarp doors to...

    Thank you to whoever donated the tarp doors to the raffle! I'm up to East Grand Lake and the wind is blowing off the lake at 20mph across the ice with light rain and I just installed the tarp doors...
  43. I'll probably throw our walhalla hammock in, our...

    I'll probably throw our walhalla hammock in, our guest hammock. If anyone wants to check it out. The guy makes nice stuff.

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  44. It will be nice to actually be there for the...

    It will be nice to actually be there for the weekend this year as opposed to just Saturday breakfast!

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  45. You will be missed. Have a wonderful time at the...

    You will be missed. Have a wonderful time at the play supporting your family!


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  46. I had a guy come to the hammock demo we did at...

    I had a guy come to the hammock demo we did at the library and he rides motorcycles and I told him to look at vids on YouTube as it shows people don't just that. Very cool!

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  47. Well in my defense, I HAVE slept outside between...

    Well in my defense, I HAVE slept outside between trees many nights this winter here in Maine and I have slept in the Tensa stand in my wood shop at least half a dozen times since I got it last fall!...
  48. First time outdoors with my Tensa! Trying out the...

    First time outdoors with my Tensa! Trying out the cheapo Amazon $27 11' tarp and it seems right about perfect in terms of size. It's all coated on the underside so should be good in the rain. We have...
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    Bummer!!

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    I'm totally lost on that one. [emoji38] Sent...

    I'm totally lost on that one. [emoji38]

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